A journey to search my soul

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ancient manuscript Review 09 : Somalia Quran ( 1249 AH )

At last I managed to have these 7 volume of full Quran from Somalia!! I used to have similar set but was confiscated by Abu Dhabi custom. Alhamdulillah these one were approved by Ministry of Information and released by Dubai custom.Thanks to my friend, D, from Somalia who has managed to acquire these books for me.

This Quran consists of 7 books.I still couldn't figure what type of script written. Is it a Sudani script ( from a Maghribi Script) or is it a twisted form of Naskh script. I need to do more research.

There is a colophone at the end of one of these books mentioning the date as 23 Rejab 1249 Ah ( December 1833 CE).

Manuscript Specs

Item : A Somalian complete Quran in 7 books
Content : Quran written in Naskh ( or Sudani) with vowel & diacritical signs.The world " Allah" in red. 11 lines per page
Dim : 9" x 7" x 1" ( 7 books in total)
Date : 23 Rejab 1249 AH ( December 1833 CE)
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : Somalia
Calligraphy : Naskh or Sudani
Design : leather.
Purchased Price :USD

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